Somerset Chancellor Court

21 - 23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000, Vietnam | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City

Mopeds Everywhere

A travel blog entry by travelbee

HE SAID: This is one of the crazier cities so far. Mopeds everywhere. Not lined up in a row, but 4-5 thick and hundreds deep. If you wait for a break in traffic to cross the street, you may miss your flight home. Before our trip we saw videos of people trying to cross the street & I just assumed that was THE busy street in Saigon. Not the case …

The Vietnam War

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn

24

... still affecting people today, just like the neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia. After our tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, we visited the Remnants of War Museum. I was hoping that this museum would shed more light on the political issues surrounding the war, but it didn't really do that. However, the museum is extremely effective in its purpose of showing the barbarous and brutal measures taken by the Americans during the war, as well as the effects they ...

Last day

A travel blog entry by grahamb123

6

... us around the back of beyond and down some steps into these amazing tunnels, after a couple of hundred yards we emerge on someone garden and then he takes us to this little spot where the history, photos and old munitions are. It turns out that these tunnels were started in the 1940s and gradually expanded to include hospitals and schools, a whole town underground. They are several kilometres long and the most amazing thing ...

Saigon on 2 wheels

A travel blog entry by rich_kate_2011

13

... male tour guide told us a little about the place such as lots of brides and grooms coming to the cathedral to have a nice backdrop for their wedding pics even though they're Buddhist and not getting married for months. In the post office there's and 85 year old man who's worked there since he was 17 translating letters from Vietnamese, French and English. When we went in, he was translating a letter! Proof! Now I'd not seen it before but there's a famous photo of an ...

The heat is on in Saigon!

A travel blog entry by lucyinthesky.

1
7

... got a tour guide for as I learnt so much! We got a chance to go down into the tunnels too ( these ones had been made 20% bigger for westerners, I saw the entrance to the real tunnels and I don't even think I could fit a leg in!!) They were so small and I was on my hands and knees crawling through, my back still touching the ceiling at some points. It was pitch black (thankyou for iPhones and their torches!) and bits ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on 21 - 23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, is near Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh Square, and Thuong Xa Tax (Saigon Tax Trade Center).
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